• Micarea lynceola (Th. Fr.) Palice

There are no records for this species at present.

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Known only from County Antrim, this minute lichen, which is similar in size and colour to M. bauschiana (described elsewhere), is gaining a reputation as an early coloniser of discarded wood and stony waste in habitats which have undergone some local disturbance. This species has discs with a rim (exciple) unlike in M. bauchiana.

Key characteristics

  • Like M. bauchiana, but has a disc exciple with distinctive olive-green edge
  • A pioneer lichen of stony waste and wood fragments; spores simple.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Micarea lynceola (Th. Fr.) Palice. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-07-17.